So I’m at Michaels looking to buy some cool colors to crochet up a dishcloth. I needed 4 colors so I could mimic the color sequence I had used in the striped blanket. Not wanting my testers to have to crochet up an entire afghan, I decided to do a mini version and have them test that instead. And so this dishcloth came about. (The only difference in this dishcloth is that it’s worked in both loops and also has a nice edging.)
It’s funny how when I was in the store, I couldn’t decide on the colors. And when I got home, I absolutely hated what I had picked out and desperately wanted to go back. But not wanting to waste any more time I decided to give it a go. And to my surprise the colors came out great once I started crocheting! So maybe I got lucky, or maybe I’m getting better at this color co-ordination thing… Or, maybe you just have to take a chance once in a while??
Either way, I hope you’ll have lots of fun creating your own color combos. And, you can use this pattern to make matching placemats, hotpads or a baby blanket.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (or any medium worsted cotton) 4 colors: Jute, Tangerine, Pale Yellow, Hot Green (worked off of 50g balls and had lots left over.)
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 1.5″ over 3 rows and 5 sts.
Finished Size: Approximately 7.5″ by 7.5″
CA = Color A – Jute
CB = Color B – Tangerine
CC = Color C – Pale Yellow
CD = Color D – Hot Green
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Color changes are made at the last stage of last dc made in each row.
Fasten off each color after each row and crochet over the ends to save time later.
With CA, Ch 21, or any multiple of 2 + 1.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. Change to CB at last step of last dc. (20 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across.
Rows 3-15: Rep row 2 changing up your colors as follows:
Row 3: CA
Row 4: CC
Row 5: CA
Row 6: CD
Row 7: CA
Row 8: CB
Row 9: CA
Rows 10-15: Rep rows 4-9 once.
Rnd 1: With choice of color sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner and making sure to end with an even number. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
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Thank you so much to Melissa for testing: